Juan was born in Fischer County Texas but grew up here in Milwaukee. He grew up in a family with three older sisters and two wonderful parents. At the age of 14 he started drinking alcohol.
“Growing up in a large family it was pretty normal to drink alcohol at gatherings like anniversaries, birthday parties and weddings.” Due to his problems with alcohol, Juan had many issues with the law – two DUI’s, attorney fees, probation fines, court costs and automobile accidents. “I am standing here today only by God’s grace and mercy.”
Four years ago, he lost his mother and depression set in. Grieving the loss of a loved one, Juan started drinking more to cope. His drinking began to get out of control. Thankfully a very special family member referred him to Teen Challenge. Before entering the program Juan had given up hope. “With all my heart I asked God to remove the urge of alcohol from me and to change my life.
Through this program and my new Christian family here at Teen Challenge, I have been blessed with a second chance and a new path with Jesus Christ.”
Now a graduate of this program, Juan works at the Auto Donation Program as a extended training phase student.
Juan continues to keep these two verses close to his heart: Proverbs 3:5-6 and Jeremiah 29:11-12.
If you or a loved one is struggling with drug and/or alcohol Addiction and in need of Treatment Services, please contact Adult and Teen Challenge Wisconsin today at 414-748-HELP(4357) or email Intake@teenchallengeonline.com. We offer many services including the following but not limited to;